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Unread 11-04-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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swapin bodys

Ok here it is i have a 1993 YJ with a 2.5 and some bad frame rot. I allready have a 99 TJ with a 4.o that has been in a fire i bought for parts. Every thing on it is in good shape besides for the motor and the body has allready been sent to the junk yard and I found a 4.0 in a 1994 cherokee werth the money.
So this is what I need to know. What will it take to put the 94 4.0 on to the 99TJ frame and the put my YJ body on to the TJ.

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Unread 11-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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You might have to make body mounts .dont think it i will bolt up .all i can say try it and see how it looks .just my 2 cents but i would try it if i had both sitting in my shop.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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What transmission?

The Cherokee 4.0 block is the same as all 4.0 blocks, as I have read. It should bolt into the TJ frame with stock mounts. The transmission may be a stumble, most Cherokee's are automatic, so flywheel/clutch needed. The body will not bolt up, but you could fab new mounts off the frame for 'em, or find a TJ tub ($500 or so around here for a super-straight one, but then you'll need TJ everything-else (windshield, front clip, tops, gate...). I think fabbing YJ mounts onto the TJ frame would be cheaper if you have a complete body to bolt on.

I've read about a YJ tub dropped on a Rubi frame over on jeepkings a while back. It had a Chev v8 and whatnot so the powertrain stuff won't apply, but perhaps you can search that and find out about the body or frame modification options.
'91 Frankenheep YJ. 4.0, 4" BDS, Richmond 8.8, Titan 12k, 35" KM2's, rust.
'88 YJ, 4.2/4.0 head, +4" & shackles, BFG 33's (sold)
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Unread 11-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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sounds like your gonna have a nice project if u go ahead with it, post up some pics if u do
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Unread 11-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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one more thing if im running a 94 4.0 and a ecu from a xj will my dash and stuff still work
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